News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    Members of SADA Women’s Cooperative Trained On Preparations For General Assembly

    05 December 2019

  2. Our impact, Their voices

    Sweet dreams are made of sugar and spice

    03 December 2019

    The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs: Women of the Northern Province are stimulating a culture of entrepreneurship

  3. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No 11, November 2019

    29 November 2019

  4. News

    UN Task Force on SSE discusses its priorities at a retreat in Trento

    29 November 2019

    Members and observers of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) met in Trento to discuss key issues and priorities, including a possible UN Resolution on the SSE.

  5. News

    SADA Women’s Cooperative in Turkey was selected as one of the 10 projects for scaling up by the Paris Peace Forum

    28 November 2019

    The cooperative was formed by women from host and refugee communities to undertake collective income generation activities with the support of the ILO. The cooperative was selected as one of ten projects to be scaled up and mentored by the Paris Peace Forum in the coming year.

  6. News

    Sri Lankan women improve their livelihoods through cooperatives in the groundnut value chain

    28 November 2019

    Two women producers supported by the ILO LEED+ project share their stories on how they increased their income through cooperatives in the groundnut value chain.

  7. News

    ILO participates in the ICA Americas 21st Regional Conference in San José, Costa Rica

    27 November 2019

    An ILO official participated in the conference and presented on the key trends and challenges in the world of work and possible responses by cooperative enterprises.

  8. News

    The SSE Momentum: Finance for Inclusion and the Future of Work

    27 November 2019

    The international conference brought together around 100 participants to discuss the role of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) and supporting financial mechanisms in promoting decent work and sustainable development.

  9. News

    ILO participates in a research workshop of UN Task Force on SSE on statistics

    26 November 2019

    Officials of the ILO participated in a workshop on SSE statistics to present the Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives which was adopted in 20th ICLS in 2018 and approved at ILO GB in March 2019.

  10. News

    ILO kicks off a project on social and solidarity economy policies in Asia

    19 November 2019

    An official of ILO COOP participated in a kick-off meeting of the ILO project on strengthening the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in Asia, held in conjunction with the annual conference of the Asian Solidarity Economy Council (ASEC), Asian hub of the International Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS), in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.